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Rum Doings Episode 256: Hittle, Hitler, Hitlest

by on Nov.21, 2018, under Rum Doings

In our 256rd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, is Jacob Rees Mogg evidence that we should never trust the thin?

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? But time isn’t a factor in the gel universe of Rum Doings, so things carry on as normal. So we discuss Brexit, Trump and all the obvious big subjects. But we also get into the complexities of miscarriage, and Nick’s new wobbly theory of the universe.

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Rum Doings Episode 255: We Often Have Different Body Types

by on Aug.21, 2018, under Rum Doings

In our 255nd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, is it now time for Elon Musk to be replaced by AI?

We begin with some of our crazed socialist rambling about the corruption of big companies, ponder how easy it is to fall off a cruise ship, and Nick launches a staunch defense of sexism.

Then we really rather get into the topic of antisemitism. No, no, come back. We try to approach the subject from the perspective of why it’s something to care about, rather than something to use as a weapon in an argument. It’s probably quite a good discussion. Here’s the episode of Radio 4’s The Reunion we discuss.

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Rum Doings Episode 254: You Can’t Make A Human Without Miscarrying Eggs

by on Jul.20, 2018, under Rum Doings

In our 254rd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, now Cliff Richard is definitely not a paedophile, is it safe to start posting him our children again?

Nick’s in somewhere called “The United States Of America”, which is apparently some sort of second attempt at England. He’s there to speak at his cult. A cult that believes this is episode 255 when it’s 254.

We talk about John’s getting fired from the Cat Magazine, we ponder Putin, and then get into the terrible people of Bubbling Life.

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Rum Doings Episode 253: Playing Your Oonga Boonga Drums

by on Jun.27, 2018, under Rum Doings

In our 253rd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, given Europe’s carbon dioxide shortage, should we start burning more fossil fuels?

We begin by trying to discuss Love Island, which neither of something has seen, and then Labour Live, which neither of us attended (along with everyone else in the world). Nick went to Menorca, John didn’t, and we discuss the ongoing popularity of text adventures. (Link!)

We attempt to mess with your AI, upset metal fans, and then John reads everyone a racist bedtime story.

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Rum Doings Episode 252: Shuffling The Pack

by on Jun.15, 2018, under Rum Doings

In our 252rd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, now that Einstein’s diaries show that he was xenophobic against Asians, isn’t it about time we no-platformed special and general relativity?

Every now and then we like to break up the flow, and include a good episode. This is one of those.

We begin with discussions of HRH Prince Charles’ need for a cream tea, move on to Trump vs N Korea, and then Nick advocates holocausts, both nuclear and Nazi.

John tells a story of Bodmin Jail’s incredibly balanced perspective on paranormal phenomena, we have a message from our sponsor, and we dive into our podcast subscriptions.

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Rum Doings Episode 251: Watch Out For Embarrassed Vixens

by on May.24, 2018, under Rum Doings

In our 251rd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, the royal wedding.

Despite this, Nick talks about the royal wedding at length, which is why he’s now in prison forever.

More importantly, to celebrate our landmark two hundred and fifty-first episode, we’re in the same room! There’s much blather about weddings in general, then this naturally moves on to Buffy The Vampire Slayer, new kitchens, and embarrassed foxes.

We discover the secret of immortality: kill millions of people, talk holidays, and reconsider the legacy of Toe Knee B Liar.

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Rum Doings Episode 250: A Megalomaniac Toddler

by on May.11, 2018, under Rum Doings

In our 250nd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, now the illegal rave scene is having a renaissance, is it also time to welcome back the Marathon bar?

We talk about a real life cream tea for children charity! And read some poetry. And Nick defends giving poor children bread and water and beating them with poles or something.

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Rum Doings Episode 249: Maybe We Should Be Regulated

by on Apr.03, 2018, under Rum Doings

In our 249nd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, are laptops finally dead?

A transatlantic episode, recorded about a week and a half ago, with John in San Francisco and Nick in the exotic climes of London. What do we talk about? Who knows! It was a week and a half ago, 7am, and then there was jetlag. But we can guarantee it was all jolly good.

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Rum Doings Episode 248: Mad Medication

by on Mar.13, 2018, under Rum Doings

In our 248rd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, with the death of Ken Dodd, is there any hope for family friendly light entertainment?

That’s right, we’re back! After a whole week off. We discuss the delightful pick-up artist game Super Seducer, and then try to quite sensibly work out what advice actually is useful for single humans. There’s front door lock chat, like everyone had been hoping for. And then we talk TV recommendations because it’s been a while.

Then Nick starts lamenting his failure to become evil, and John protests his terror of the same.

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Rum Doings Episode 247: Cookery Show

by on Jan.10, 2018, under Rum Doings

In our 247nd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, now Toby Young has resigned from the university committee, can we all stand in line to kick him in the balls?

We discuss how John brained his son, the Producers-style cabinet reshuffle, and conspiracy theories over the demise of the NHS. We talk IVF, and the downside of eating all the embryos on toast. And then a peculiar number of recipes seem to appear.

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